James Alfred "Jake" Holcomb (1923 - 2018)

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James Alfred "Jake" Holcomb, 95, of Athens, passed away Friday, August 31, 2018.

Born in Hull, GA, Mr. Holcomb was a son of the late James and Beulah Holcomb. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothea "Dot" Moore Holcomb. Mr. Holcomb was a member of Prince Ave. Baptist Church, a proud World War II Veteran, a member of Athens VFW, and a true Georgia Bulldog. He loved life and his family. Jake had a great personality very few would forget. He loved joking and laughter and when he walked into the room it would brighten up.

Survivors include daughter, Sandra Holcomb-Wahl of Athens; daughter and son-in-law, Theresa and Dr. John Heffernan of Dawsonville, GA; grandchildren, Ashleigh-Anne Wahl Fiocchi (Tim), Fairleigh Wahl Johnson (Shane), Spencer Wahl, Holly Branum (Scott), Kristin Baugh (Steven) and Andrew Heffernan; great-grandchildren, Dasia Alexis, Tristin, Allie, Karolina, Valor, Baylor, Jake, Katie, Davis, Larkin, Chandler, Griffin and Sadie. Mr. Holcomb had many nieces and nephews that he loved dearly.

A graveside service was held Tuesday, September 4 at 2 p.m. at Evergreen Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project at support.woundedwarriorproject.org/Donate

Bernstein Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Published in Athens Banner-Herald on Sept. 5, 2018
Arrangements under the direction of:
Bernstein Funeral Home and Cremation Services
3195 Atlanta Highway | Athens, GA 30606 | (706) 543-7373
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